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Gerald of Wales

Gerald of Wales was a Cambro-Norman archdeacon of Brecon and historian. As a royal clerk to the king and two archbishops, he travelled widely and wrote extensively. He both studied and taught in France and visited Rome several times, meeting the Pope. He was nominated for several bishoprics but turned them down in the hope of becoming bishop of St Davids, but was unsuccessful despite considerable support. His final post was as archdeacon of Brecon, from which he... Read More

BornGerald de Barri
c. 1146
Manorbier Castle, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Diedc. 1223 (age about 77)
probably Hereford, England
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